Mahaparinirvan Express

The Mahaparinirvan Express is a tourist train which was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 28 March 2007, to attract Buddhist pilgrims. The train takes passengers on an eight-day, seven-night spiritual tour which visits Buddhist sites across North India.

Mahaparinirvan Express
ManufacturerIndian Railways
Built atIntegral Coach Factory, Chennai
Family nameLuxury Trains
Entered service2007
Operator(s)Indian Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)
Line(s) servedHowrah–Gaya–Delhi line


The train gets its name from the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha. A sacred journey which includes Buddha's visit to various important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Varanasi and Kushinagar.

Features and ServicesEdit

The Mahaparinirvan Express is operated by Indian Railways using carriages from a Rajdhani Express train. This is a fully air conditioned train offering three different classes of travel (first class, two tier, and three tier).

See alsoEdit


  2. Verma, Kumod (13 March 2007). "Buddhist-circuit train to be flagged off on Mar 28". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2018.

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